At least I'm pretty sure it is. That's where Hawkeye and Trapper John kept traipsing off to with their golf clubs over one shoulder, right?
So when I read the other day that said North Korea had announced that their archaeologists had discovered an ancient unicorn lair, I was a little thrown. I mean, how do you respond to something like that? After some deliberation, I decided like this.
North Korea, that is AWESOME!!!
I know that there are some nay-sayers out there who will decry their announcement as blatant pandering to Kim Jong-un, that it's just propaganda, but I decided to suspend disbelief and just go with it. Cause come on, who out there can seriously say they wouldn't be stoked to find out that unicorns really did exist! And as far as fabrications go, this one is pretty harmless. They want to say they found a unicorn lair, let 'em!
Then, about a week after that announcement was made, the Korean government made a second statement. Apparently there had been a translation snafu and it wasn't a unicorn lair they found.
Oh ... well that's disappointing.
There I was getting all excited about the idea of a world with unicorns in it, only to have my dreams crushed with a linguistic fuck up.
But then the North Korean archaeologists saved the day, amazing little buggers that they are. They claim that what they actually found was the "nest of a beast with a dragon's head, a deer's body, the tail of a cow, hooves and a mane".
A dragon! A fucking dragon!!! That might even be cooler than the unicorn!
But a little part of me is still lamenting the loss of the elusive North Korean unicorn. Perhaps I should make some unicorn poop cookies to console myself in my grief.
Chemically coloured sugar cookies always make thing seem better.